Brain Bush’s Blog

The Likelihood

  • By : Brian Bush
  • February 28, 2014
  • 12:39 pm

Hello Everyone,

It's still the hot topic in the Israeli media, so lets discuss Monday's alleged Israeli attack on a shipment from Syria to Hezbollah targets near the Lebanese-Syrian border:

Ironically, Israel's Chief-of-Staff said during a visit to the Golan Heights last Sunday morning that Israel would continue its policy of preventing Hezbollah from arming itself with strategically significant weapons.

Other than a anonymous Israeli official telling Time magazine that Israel attacked a convoy that was transporting ground-to-ground missiles to Hezbollah, Israel has remained mum.

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is maintaining ambiguity saying Israel I doing what it needs to do to guard the security of its citizens.

Regardless of whoever attacked the supposed Hezbollah weapons convoy, they estimated that there would be no retaliation.

Factoring in to this decision is the civil war in Syria which has eroded the strength of the triangled threat against Israel.

As long as the Iranians, Syrians and Hezbollah believe that President Assad's regime has a chance of remaining in power, they have no interest in dragging Israel into a conflict.

This is now the 6th alleged Israeli attack on weapons coming out of Syria in the last year and nobody can say when Hezbollah would take revenge and strike back – but each additional attack raises the likelihood.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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